Here are two projects that my middle school kids are currently working on. My sixth graders are learning about ancient civilizations in their world cultures class, so in art we begin the year with a look at Ancient Egypt. I tweak the lesson a little every year and this year, after three weeks of sketching, the kids are designing their own god or goddess in the style of Ancient Egypt. Here are a few in the beginning stages:
The 8th graders begin the year with a scratch board project. So far, they have all begun their practice piece, which is the same for everyone - a giraffe. Looks promising!!!